Ashley and Janet Cameron Travel Fund 

The Ashley and Janet Cameron Travel Fund is open to graduate and senior undergraduate students of the University of Alberta. The award supports travel for participation in a Go-North experience, a northern field school, seminar, or to attend circumpolar-oriented conferences and workshops in Canada or abroad. Travel grants will assist students in the dissemination of research results at conferences, or reporting research outcomes to northern communities.

Value
Variable (an award per student could range from $250 to $1,500)
Eligibility

Open to graduate and senior undergraduate students of the University of Alberta. 

 

Application Procedures
To submit your application, fill out the form and follow the instructions outlined in the document.
Deadlines
Applications are accepted twice annually; deadlines are January 15th and October 1st of the current year.
Additional Information
The number of grants available varies each year.

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Community Reporting Award

Purpose

Communication with northerners and their communities is a vital part of the research process. In addition to communicating research objectives and methods prior to initiating a project, UAlberta North recognizes the value and importance of reporting and discussing research progress with communities. Indeed, reporting on research and informing a community about the results of a project may be a requirement for certain granting agencies that fund Northern research. UAlberta North will allocate funding annually for the purpose of community reporting and for communicating about a research project. Priority will be given to research projects that are supported by granting agencies that require community reporting of research progress and/or results.

Value
The maximum value of an award will not normally exceed $2,500, though consideration will be given to higher requests that reflect the cost of travel to a particular community.
Eligibility
  • To apply, graduate students must have applied for the NSTP or UANRA within the past two funding cycles.
  • Applicants cannot be in their first year of studies; this is not for data collection or consultation.
  • Reporting must occur in communities within the geographic boundaries for NSTP and UANRA eligible research.
  • Funding can only be received once.
Deadline
This will be a rolling deadline with award being spent within the fiscal year applied.
Reporting Requirements
UAlberta North will require evidence of reporting, either confirmation from the community, copy of materials or other agreed upon documentation. This information will go out in the award letter.
Additional Information

Community reporting (be innovative about what would be of value to the community):

  • Community reporting may take many forms, including (but not limited to):
  • Making presentations to community groups and/or schools/colleges.
  • Presenting at community-based workshops and conferences.
  • Reporting on the research project at community social events and/or by visiting elders or going out on the land.
  • Producing briefing materials for public circulation at the direction of a local or regional agency or government.
  • Preparation of digital and or print legacy materials.

Award will need to be spent within the fiscal year it is given.

Research and Education Seed Fund (Faculty Funding)

The Ashley and Janet Cameron Research and Education Seed Fund was established to boost Northern studies and research on campus. The fund is typically used to develop research programs, offset the expenses of faculty course development, organization of conferences and workshops to foster interactions with northern communities and institutions.

Value
$3,000
Reporting Requirements
Final financial claim needs to be submitted to UAlberta North by August 31 of the following year, including a summary of how money was used.
Deadline
September 1st